This is one of two collections – this is the second, with coins dating from the Seleucid period to the modern Islamic Republic of Iran. They both feature images of coins representing the history of Iran. Curated by Mahnaz Bagheri, the purpose of these photographs is to introduce the culture and ancient civilization of Iran to students in chronological order. While the collection is not comprehensive in regard to all Iranian or Persian civilizations, it is a springboard to foster continued discussion and research into the history of Iran.

Curator biography:

Mahnaz Bagheri is the author of The Effects of the Spiritual Thoughts on the Features of Achaemenids Era (Amirkabir publication, Tehran, Iran, first edition 2010- second edition 2012), which researched the symbols of the First Persian Empire. She holds a bachelor’s degree in the translating of the English language; a master’s degree in the language and cultures of ancient Iran; and is currently researching icons in the arts and manuscripts of ancient Iran. She has also translated several books from English to Persian.
Arab-Sassanian silver dirham, Rahman Ibn Muhammad (Ibn al-Ashas), 7th century AD; Mahnaz Bagheri; Malek National Museum; Public Domain.Arab-Sassanian silver dirham, Rahman Ibn Muhammad (Ibn al-Ashas), 7th century AD; Mahnaz Bagheri; Malek National Museum; Public Domain.Arab-Sassanian dirham, Hamrab ibn Aban, 6th Century AD; Mahnaz Bagheri; Malek National Museum; Public Domain.Arab-Sassanian dirham, Hamrab ibn Aban, 6th Century AD; Mahnaz Bagheri; Malek National Museum; Public Domain.5000 Rials nickel and aluminum coin, 2015, commemorating the birthday of Imam Reza; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.5000 Rials nickel and aluminum coin, 2015, commemorating the birthday of Imam Reza; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri Collection; Public Domain.250 Rials copper and nickel coin, 2007, inscribed with, "Islamic Republic of Iran"; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.250 Rials copper and nickel coin, 2007; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.1000 Rials copper and nickel coin, 2003, inscribed with, "Islamic Republic of Iran"; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.1000 Rials copper and nickel coin, 2003, inscribed with, "commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran"; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri2000 Rials copper and nickel coin, 2003, inscribed with, "Islamic Republic of Iran"; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.2000 Rials copper and nickel coin, 2003, inscribed with, "commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran"; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri1 Rial copper and nickel coin, 1980; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.1 Rial copper and nickel coin, 1980, inscribed with, "Islamic Republic of Iran"; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.Commemorative coin to honor Imam Reza, 1933; Mahnaz Bagheri; Malek National Museum; Public Domain.Commemorative coin to honor Imam Reza, 1957; Mahnaz Bagheri; Malek National Museum; Public Domain.Commemorative coin to honor Imam Reza, 1933; Mahnaz Bagheri; Malek National Museum; Public Domain.Commemorative coin to honor Imam Reza, 1957, inscibed with, "Happy birthday to the 8th Imam, Ali Ibn Mosal Reza (pbuh), the 11th of Ziqadaalharam, 148 AH" and "In the reign of trustee Mohammad Reza Sh50 dinar coin, 1970; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Punlic Domain.50 dinar coin, 1970; Mahnaz Bagheri; Noor Ali Bagheri collection; Public Domain.